Greenberg, Daphne; Rodrigo, Victoria; Berry, Angelee; Brinck, Tanya; Joseph, Holly
June 2006
Adult Basic Education;Summer2006, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p81
Academic Journal
Extensive reading is an approach to teaching reading that has been utilized with English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, but not widely used in the adult literacy classroom. This article investigates whether this approach can be utilized in a classroom for adults who have difficulty with reading. A description of our implementation of extensive reading with adults who read between the third- and fifth-grade levels is provided, along with an analysis of their reading skills before and after instruction.


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